Past Event

Supporting Veterans and Taking National Priorities Local

Tue, Oct 4 2011 - 12:00pm

Supporting Veterans and Taking National Priorities Local

Deborah Alvarez-Rodriguez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin; Board Chair, East Bay Community Foundation
Major General Michael Myatt, President and CEO, Marines Memorial Association; Chair, Fleet Week Association
Paul Rieckhoff, Executive Director and Founder, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Ana Thompson, Executive Director, Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
Jane Whitfield, President, Whitfield Consulting – Moderator

Nearly 2 million veterans live in California, with more than 200,000 in the San Francisco Bay Area alone and tens of thousands of troops returning home over the next year. Collaboration between philanthropy, corporations and government is being hailed as the possible solution for the urgent needs of this massive population. Joining Forces, a White House initiative announced in March, is an attempt to catalyze this collaboration by increasing the national discourse. How can our community unite to support veterans? Experts and insiders weigh in.

Location:  SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. heavy hors d'oeuvres
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: In association with United Way of the Bay Area, Google, Pg&E, Northern California Grantmakers, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Tipping Point Community, the Veteran's Health Research Institute, Swords to Plowshares, and the Grant Humanitarian Foundation.